Kuroko's Basketball Gets New Nintendo 3DS Game

posted on by Kyle Cardine
Bandai Namco to develop 3DS "miraculous basketball action game" based on Tadatoshi Fujimaki's manga

This year's 47th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Bandai Namco Games is offering Kuroko no Basket: Mirai e no Kizuna (Kuroko's Basketball: Ties to the Future), a new "miraculous basketball action game" for the Nintendo 3DS system, based on Tadatoshi Fujimaki's Kuroko no Basuke (Kuroko's Basketball) manga. A release date and price have not been announced yet for the third Kuroko's Basketball game on a portable game system.

Unlike the previous 3DS game, the new one lets players move characters freely around the court. Characters are bigger onscreen, and the power of special moves has been increased. The game will also offer a part where characters can go around town to chat and deal with game-original events.

The first portable Kuroko's Basketball game, Kuroko no Basket: Kiseki no Game (Kuroko's Basketball: Miraculous Game), debuted on the PSP in 2012. The second game, Kuroko no Basuke -Shōri e no Kiseki- (Kuroko's Basketball -The Path to Victory-), shipped this past February.

On October 9, Shueisha's Jump Next magazine announced that Fujimaki would launch a sequel manga in the magazine's next issue on December 29. Fujimaki launched the main manga series in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2008, and Shueisha will publish the 30th and final compiled volume in December. As of April, the series had more than 27 million copies in circulation.

The first anime season based on the manga ran from April to September of 2012. The second season premiered last October and ran through March. The third season is scheduled for next year, although the exact month has not been announced. Crunchyroll streamed the anime outside of Japan as it aired.

[Via Kazu]

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